Photos: Jonathan Devich
Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank is demonstrating outstanding performances at two simultaneous events: the Colorado Classic and the Ladies Tour of Norway. Brodie Chapman (AUS) has scored two podium finishes at the Colorado Classic and is currently sitting in second overall at the Tour of Colorado behind Chloe Dygert-Owen (USA). At the Tour of Norway, a UCI WorldTour Race, Shannon Malseed (AUS) spent a courageous 80 kilometers off the front in a solo breakaway before being reeled in within the final 20 kilometers.
The Colorado Classic offers live video coverage for each stage, with the final race coming up tomorrow. On day one, Chapman finished 3rd overall in the race featuring gravel sections, climbs and technical descents. Emily Newsom scored the "Most Badass" jersey for her long breakaway on the first day.
On Stage 2, Chapman demonstrated her climbing prowess, launching an attack on the climb and winning the QOM by a bike throw ahead of stage winner Dygert-Owen. Chapman finished 5th place in today’s third stage, a fast circuit race through Golden. Chapman is now 2nd place overall going into the final event in Denver.
At the Stage 3 of the Tour of Norway, Malseed attacked just 15 kilometers into the 125-kilometer race, and built up an almost 7-minute advantage with 55 kilometers to go. Teams organized to bring Malseed back, but it wasn’t until less than 20 kilometers remained in the race that Malseed was finally caught. It was a heroic and impressive effort for the Australian.
One Day To Go at the Colorado Classic & Tour of Norway
Don’t miss the racing action tomorrow. Live video from the Colorado Classic is featured on Shimano’s website. To follow the Tour of Norway, visit the race website and use @UCI_WWT.